Acrylic on gessoboard - 11 x 14 - 2016
Spring in the desert brings the life-affirming sight of cacti blooming. Feeling the joy of this special sight, I stopped to look at and photograph them. Fortunately, there is open land in this area; so, no one seems to mind!
I found my eye drawn to the contrast between the centers of the blossoms and the folds radiating outward from them. So, in this painting, I focused closely on them, leaving the background a bright blue, reflective of the sky that day. I used acrylic on gesso board.
Cholla cacti blooming in the high desert of New Mexico are a delightful sight! I enjoyed capturing the rhythm and liveliness of their colors in this piece. It is 24...
Acrylic on canvas - 24 x 30 in - 2016 In this piece, I tried a new approach to depicting my beloved prickly pear cacti, likely inspired by the fact that these didn’t grow near my...
Acrylic on gessoboard - 12 x 16 in - 2014 I was surprised when our crabapple and apple trees self-hybridized. Did you know that they are able do that? I didn’t until...